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Alexander House
Ranked #1 of 357 Hotels in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 July 2014

If you like small boutique hotels, you will love the Alexander House. Situated on a quiet street overlooking a canal, it was a short walk to the many cultural events at the Old and new Marinsky Theaters. The rooms are very charming- exposed brick walls, random width hardwood floors, large picture windows and have nicely appointed modern baths with heated tiled floors, large showers, and bidets. Breakfast was terrific, the crepes were exceptional. There was a lovely garden and you could have your breakfast there weather permitting. The staff were so helpful and warm. They really made you feel as if they were welcoming you to their home. The hotel is a bit outside the center of the city but the corner bus ran frequently and it was a short and inexpensive ride to the Nevsky. It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel and we would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: If you have problems walking stairs choose a room on the second floor as there are no elevators.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing our guest house and for sharing your experience here, at Tripadvisor.com. We were happy to read that you enjoyed your stay.

Do hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards,
Anna

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The staff were exceptional. We arrived about 23:30 in the rain, and the staff took the time to give us a tour of the hotel and our rooms. The restaurant is open 24 hours and the breakfast included is excellent. The rooms are beautiful and have internet access. Each floor is like a private home and is decorated with great character and warmth. The location is very quiet and although it is somewhat far from the Metro, you can get the bus at the end of the street and get to the metro or Nevsky in 10-15 minutes. It is walking distance to the Marinsky Theatre and St. Nicols Cathedral. The building is only three floors and if you require an elevator you may not want to stay here. However, the walk up the marble staircase makes you feel like you are in an old palace. Our family will stay here again.

Room Tip: If you need two rooms, the Barcelona is a two room apartment and looks over the canal.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Jerry L,

We were very glad to read your review regarding your resent staying at our guest house. Thank you for choosing us for your visit to Saint-Petersburg and for taking your time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We do really appreciateit. And I am delighted to know that you enjoyed our servces and staff.

We will be happy to see you and your family here again at the Alexander House soon.
Best regards,
Anna

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This was our first visit to St Petersburg and Russia so we were slightly apprehensive about the potential language and cultural differences, reasonable charges for services, etc. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful, all spoke good English and were able to tell us all we needed to know about getting around, public transport, restaurants and taxis, and were more than willing to make bookings for us. All their recommendations were excellent.
The hotel is located within walking distance of the Marinsky theatre, about 20 minutes walk from the centre of St.Petersburg, but there is a cheap and frequent bus service available too.
The hotel is beautiful, each of the rooms is themed on a city, en suite bathrooms are extremely clean and well stocked, and even fresh bedding was provided daily.
The public rooms are comfortable and welcoming, great free wifi everywhere, a pleasant bar and cosy dining area. Breakfast is sumptuous and leisurely- served until 11.30 am at weekends, 11 on weekdays, excellent fresh pastries, fruit and any form of cooked breakfast request accommodated. The staff are all young, smiley and energetic, giving the impression that nothing is too much trouble. An excellent hotel which I cannot recommend too highly.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Anne D,

Thank you very much for taking time to post such a detailed review regarding your recent stay with us. I have shared it with our team and we all are so glad to hear that you found our guest house excellent and our staff fantastic. It so nice to know that our staff do their best to make our guests feel comfortable in new and unknown surroundings during their first visit to Saint-Petersburg.

We do hope to see you you again!
Sincerely yours,
Anna

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great small hotel. Extremely friendly and helpful staff- nothing is to hard for them, and their assistance is always offered with a smile. The staff's English is good. The food is simple but excellent, the rooms charming, large and comfortable. I would happily recommend them and would have no hesitation in going back again. Located a short walk from the Mariinsky theatre which is a must for the ballet (even if you are not a ballet fan). A bit further intoe main part of the city, but what better way to explore this beautiful city than on foot.
Chris

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Chris,

Thank you so much for your warm words.
We so glad to hear that you enjoyed our service and staff. We do hope to see you among our guests again.

Sincerely yours,
Anna

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I was on a trip around the world, and when I had to choose an hotel and that I saw this one, I knew that I would go there!
And that's what happened, and I've got to say that there was not any moment when I was deceived, I really loved this place! Everything was perfect, really I advise you to go there!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Dear 816johnnyD,

Thank you so much for your kind feedback.
So nice to hear that you loved the Alexander House.
We wish you a nice journeys and great discoveries.

Hope to see you again!
Sincerely yours,
Anna

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a nice small hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful. It is about 40 minutes walk from the Hermitage and main shopping district. Nonetheless if you have time and like walking you will enjoy the canals and architecture of the city as you navigate you way to places. A taxi to town is about $10. Getting one to get you home without getting ripped off is a bit trickier. Order one from the hotel or from a restaurant if you can and agree the price first. There is an excellent souvenir shop nearby. The rooms are spacious. The breakfast room is cosy and has a nice ambiance and a decent breakfast choice. We had dinner there but it was expensive for what you got - good home cooking really. Lamb is generally expensive in Russia and their meat cannot compare to a place like Australia - I recommend dishes like borscht, beef stroganoff and dumplings which are better priced and Russian dishes. We had the Mexican room which we liked. We were not allowed our wine into the dining area as suggested by another Tripadvisor guest. Romeos is a nearby Italian restaurant which is okay if you are looking for somewhere different else close to eat. My best eating experience was the Russian Empire. If you want to walk out of your hotel and be in the main action of Saint Petersburg this is not the place for you - if you like a boutique quieter experience a little distance away then this is a good choice.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Andy and Cathy,

Thank you so much for you detailed review regarding your recent stay with us.
We are glad to hear that you found our stuff helpful and friendly and your room spacious.
Regarding our kitchen pricing, we revise menus in different places of the same grade regularly and our prices are always on average level. As we are 'guest house' our kitchen serves home cuisine made from fresh ingredients. Lamb is expensive in north-west region of our country because it comes from south part of the country and it would cost even more if it will come from Australia, so we have what we have.
We do not allow our guests to take their own wine to the restaurant, but our guests can enjoy it at the hall near fireplace or at the library.

We do hope to see you again among our guests!
Sincerely yours,
Anna

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Very nice hotel, great service, feels like home!
Room Paris very very nice.
Room Majorca very special newlyweds.Home cooking, outdoor fireplace, faultless staff. We liked the hotel " Alexandr House" Anna and Dmitry.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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AlexanderHouseSPb, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Alexander House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Dear Dmitry,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel. We were very glad to be your host on such a great day. And we are glad to hear you feel yourselves at home with us.
Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing much love, health and happiness to you both on this happy occasion.
Hope to see you again soon here at our guest house.
Sincerely yours,
the Alexander House team

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Address: Kryukova Kanala Emb., 27, St. Petersburg 190068, Russia
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Region: Russia > Northwestern District > St. Petersburg > Kolomna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. Petersburg
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. Petersburg
#3 Family Hotel in St. Petersburg
#7 Business Hotel in St. Petersburg
Price Range: £75 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alexander House 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Alexander House “- is a private Family Guest House for 20 rooms. It was built in 1826 and reconstructed nowadays. “Alexander House” is located on the Kryukov Canal Embankment, at the historical center of St. Petersburg at the “Kolomna” district. Within walking distance there are such architectural treasures as St. Nicholas, Trinity and St. Isaac’s Cathedrals. For art lovers – Mariinsky Theatre, new Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Conservatory are nearby. In five minutes drive is the city center and the main street of St Petersburg – Nevsky Prospect.Exclusively designed interiors and a special family atmosphere combined with all modern amenities are our great pride. And also one of the reasons so many guests return to “Alexander House” over and over again.Each room is unique in its own design and named after the most beautiful cities, such as Rome, Bangkok, Copenhagen, London, Marrakech, Mexico and Venice. All rooms are equipped with everything necessary for work and leisure, such as satellite TV and Internet Wi-Fi; all bathrooms are with personal toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.During the reconstruction of Alexander House only exclusively natural and eco-friendly materials like wood and brick were used and all the water is cleaned with a five-stage purification system.In winter guests can sit by the fireplace in the cozy lounge and in summer enjoy the charm of terrace immersed in green.Professional staff will make all the best for memorable and enjoyable stay at Alexander House! ... more   less 
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